Health Care Lobbying — it’s not for quality

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Health care lobbyists are not your friends.  They do not promote quality health care, instead they promote health care business profits.  If only hundreds of millions of dollars could be spent on lobbying for health care quality, on health care access, and on lowering health care cost then the US might not be last in the quality ranking for industrialized countries.  The data below are from the Center for Responsive Politics.  The table shows the amount of money spent for lobbying in 2015 for various industries.   Any wonder why we don’t see much change?

Industry Total (millions) X = 10 million $
Pharmaceuticals &
Health Products
$178 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Insurance $118 XXXXXXXXXXX
Oil & Gas $97 XXXXXXXXX
Business Associations $96 XXXXXXXXX
Electronics Mfg &
Equip
$91 XXXXXXXXX
Electric Utilities $88 XXXXXXXX
Misc Manufacturing &
Distributing
$80 XXXXXXXX
Health Professionals $73 XXXXXXX
Securities &
Investment
$70 XXXXXXX
Hospitals &
Nursing Homes
$67 XXXXXX
Telecom Services $64 XXXXXX
Air Transport $60 XXXXXX
Education $56 XXXXX
Defense Aerospace $56 XXXXX
Health Services &
HMOs
$52 XXXXX
Real Estate $52 XXXXX
Civil Servants &
Public Officials
$51 XXXXX
Commercial Banks $46 XXXX
TV/Movies/Music $45 XXXX
Automotive $43 XXXX

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